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Whole House Renovation of Waterfront Property in Norwalk, Connecticut

Rowayton Elevations rear Waterfront viewArchitectural Rendering of rear (Waterfront View) of House

Rowayton (Waterfront View) BeforeRear View of Home before Renovation

This waterfront renovation project started during the Spring of 2011 when Jeff Titus, owner of Titus Built, LLC, met with the homeowners to discuss the project. Jeff believes that it is imperative a potential client meets with him to establish a good contractor/client relationship. From the start of the project, our clients have been very excited about the home renovation. To help us visualize their ideas, they tabbed pages in magazines of “wish list” items for us to see:

Wish list item - ceiling
Wish list item - stem shower - no bath
Wish list item - color of siding
Wish list item - Bomanite driveway

After Jeff Titus listened to our clients’ requests, and gave them a preliminary estimate of what the project would cost, they signed off on a Design Concept Agreement. Below are the final Architectural Renderings of this remodel project:
Rowayton Renderings 2
Rowayton Renovations Front

Architectural Rendering of front of House

During the Design-Build process we completed the estimate of cost, contract schedule and plans. Below are the final revision floor plans:


1st Floor Final Revision Floor Plan


2nd Floor Final Revision Floor Plans

3rd Floor Final Revision Floor Plan

Construction Contracts were signed on September 30th and last week we started the demolition of a house on waterfront property in Norwalk, CT. The interior of the home has been completely gutted and this week the roof and ceilings will be demolished to the first floor ceiling. The sunroom will be taken away.

Commencement of demolitionCommencement of Demolition

1st floor demolition
1st floor demolition - kitchen
1st floor demolition - views of soundDemoliton of 1st Floor

Demolition of stairs
2nd floor demolition
2nd floor demolition - 2Demolition of 2nd Floor

3rd floor to be gutted
3rd floor demolitionDemolition of 3rd Floor

When remodeling a home there are so many decisions that need to be made. A few of our clients’ choices/decisions are listed below:

  1. Window Manufacturer: LePage, Marvin or Jeld-Wen – Still up in the air, but leaning towards LePage: http://bit.ly/oFbVkb.
  2. Foam insulation vs fiberglass – Our clients chose foam insulation.
  3. Decorative concrete floors in all bathrooms; options such as finish, color, texture, etc. are still being decided.
  4. Radiant heat “warm tiles” underneath concrete floors.
  5. Our clients purchased antique arched doors and antique parquet floors, imported from France, for the master bedroom.
  6. 7th C (?) Chinese double sided stone – backsplash for dining room bar which will also show through to the powder room.
  7. “Smart House”- Our clients chose remote control: HVAC, lighting, security, webcam and audio visual.

Antique French Glass Pane DoorsFrench Doors with Mirror Panes Imported from France

Antique French Panel DoorsFrench Panel Doors Imported from France
Antique French Parquet FloorsParquet Floors Imported from France
7th C  Chinese double sided stone7th C(?) Chinese Etched Stone

While you stay tuned for updates on this waterfront whole home renovation check out How Smart Homes Work http://bit.ly/oCmO64.

Check out our clients’ before demolition party: Remodeling your home? Why not have a Food Fight Party?

Follow updates on the Waterfront Renovation here: Waterfront Property Renovation Update